George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin tied the knot in Italy last weekend, and it was a super-secret ceremony where guests both celebrity and layman were made to leave their phones behind and not share a single detail. It made sense, considering that Clooney is not exactly paparazzi-friendly and seems to keep his private life private, but here’s the alternate explanation: the couple didn’t want details leaking since they sold them exclusively to People (and Hello magazine, internationally). Uh…
“George and Amal radiated love all night,” Alamuddin’s mother Baria tells PEOPLE. “The wedding was so unbelievably special, it was legendary. These three days – the friends, the families, the atmosphere, everything – will stay with me all the rest of my life.”
One of four loved ones to deliver heartfelt speeches during the short ceremony, Baria, an editor at the Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat, addressed Clooney at one point. “I said, ‘George, we love you truly, deeply and sincerely. We enjoy your charm, your wit, intelligent conversation and generosity. You are simply perfect.’ “
All the details are there in the magazine, along with 25 photos from the ceremony and surrounding celebrations. This whole thing is weird – and totally doesn’t seem like something George Clooney would do. The only thing I can think is that this is his version of ~controlling what the media sees~ or something? Who knows, but they both look great.